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Barge To Hell (part 3 Of 4) in Miami, Florida (USA) am 03.12.-07.12.201

DAY 3:

Rrring, rrrring! – A wakeup call at 7:30am is hard. Especially after such an intense evening like yesterday. However, we reached our port of call, Nassau. Moreover, we wanted to explore the city extensive. Nowadays the city of Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, 400-500 years ago it was the capital of piracy, not only because it was the home base of Blackbeard. And you find this part of Bahamian history everywhere in town. Especially after the tremendous success of the "Pirates of the carribean" which were filmed on the Bahamas in parts, this whole Pirate theme returned to the city. And 35 years ago Nassau became also famous in the music world when Island Records built up their studios at Compass Point. So, hurry up!

After a delicious breakfast on board, we left the ship at 8:30am. It was nice to have ground under your feet again. The permanent swaying of the ship is not everybody's taste. It was not so easy to schedule the day, because the variety of activities is enormous. The offers on board where mainly snorkeling or sightseeing. At the harbor, it was no big difference. Dozens of offers and you have to decide quite fast which will meet your wishes most. We decided to rent a cabby for 25$ per person. After a short discussion, the driver agreed to add a stop at Compass Point Studios. Hell yeah!

But first we drove through the city, got some explanation about the history of the city. The British colonial style is ever-present, and silhouettes a beautiful historic townscape. Our first stop was at Fort Fincastle, an old fort built by the British Empire. Our guide told us about its history and from the top of the fort you have a nice view over Nassau and the harbor. We rode on through upscale neighborhoods and deprived areas alike. Lastly, we arrived at the Compass Point Studios. Here, AC/DC recorded 'Back in Black' and Iron Maiden recorded no less than four albums. But also The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits or Bob Marley, just to name a few, recorded their albums here. We luckily got the possibility to get an unofficial guided tour through the studio, although the studio is closed since 2010. Really cool stuff to see a studio from inside, where so many essential albums were recorded. With perfect satisfaction, we rode on to the beach to relax. Before we went back on board we had a short and informative visit at the pirate museum.

The party on board started with MONSTROSITY at the Pool Deck. Their first appearance has rescheduled on Wednesday, because of the massive delay on Monday. The sailors were in good mood after the shore leave. Therefore, the US Death Metaller had an easy job to satisfy the crowd. We watched NAPALM DETAH (business as usual) and the second gig from PARADISE LOST. This time they were much better and did a good job. We had some superb dinner at the a la carte restaurant, which is, as the buffet, free of charge. Here you got a superb three-course menu and full service at the table. Instead of soft mus ic, Vader tunes reached our ears while we had our dinner. Directly after, we headed back to the pool to see MOONSPELL. Their first show was widely celebrated by the fans and the second one was no exception. A huge crowd in front of the stage proved once more the immense popularity of the Portuguese.

We were still in exploration mode, so we decided not to watch the second show of MAYHEM. We still walked up to the Vikings Crown Lounge. Crossing the arcade hall we enjoyed a drink and the beautiful view across the whole ship. From here, you can still hear the bands playing and have a drink in a calm atmosphere. MUNICIPLA WASTE played a cool gig while we had our drink. Remarkable was the appearance of NAPALM DEATH shouter Barney Greenway during their set. They toured the US together and tonight was the last show of their tour. We were a bit sorry, that we missed the superb appearances of bands like SANCTUARY, KAMPFAR or SACRED REICH. Our investigator reported really good shows of all bands which played tonight, but today was also our day off.... We called it a day quite early just to be back soon....

geschrieben am 27.12.2012   von Blizzard
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NWOBHM; Thrash- / Speed- / Power- / US- / Death- / Doom / Stoner Metal ; Glam / Classic/ Hard Rock & Sleaze,
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